Macron party chief made interior minister in government reshuffle

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A much-awaited French government reshuffle, finally prompted by the resignation of interior minister Gérard Collomb but which followed a string of political upsets for President Emmanuel Macron this summer, saw the appointments on Tuesday of five new ministers, including Macron's party boss and former socialist Christophe Castaner to replace Collomb, and a former conservative filling the departure of scandal-hit culture minister Françoise Nyssen. 

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President Emmanuel Macron of France has appointed a high-profile loyalist as interior minister in a reshuffle intended to breathe new life into his cabinet after a string of gaffes and political setbacks, reports The Telegraph.